by Knightstar on Mar 25, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
Mits came up with a solid winner with this car. Even though it is a little heavy with AWD and all wheel steering, acceleration is fierce at 5.3 sec/>60 mph. The VR-4 is well built and very dependable. I bought mine new and has 71,000 miles now. Although the car is expensive, you get more than you paid for. Even in wet weather, the car never fish tails or slips its tracking around corners, thanks to AW steering. Yes, the rear wheels turn up to 15 degrees in proportion to the front wheels steering. The 320 HP rating can be increased relatively cheaply w/intake and exhaust mods to 400 HP!
by starquest on May 23, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
I've had this car for about 8 years and counting. Starting with the bad experience, I had to replace my tranny twice. Other than that, the car is great. I raced against a 2000 viper and won among other races. With the radio controls on my steering wheel, I never take my eyes off the road. It feels comfortable on the road. It pulls real hard on the take off when the pedal is to the metal. The interior is nice. I've recently upgraded the turbo, carbon fiber hood and light weight fly wheel. This car is a monster.
by JayBird on Mar 29, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 2dr Coupe
I collect 2nd gen 3000GTs and currently have 4. I've only owned this 97 GT for a few years and I am still impressed with it. It had 187,000 miles on it when I bought it and it now has 234,000 miles. The only problems so far were the rear brake calipers went out on it and the exhaust downpipe. But other than that it is a great car, quick and reliable. It is a big car, though, clearing in at 7ft wide and 14ft long. It sticks to the road. It is a shame that they could not produce them cheaper to keep them around but at least they outlived their twin, the Dodge Stealth, and the over priced Toyota Supra. The 97 GT is a great car if you can find one.
by blkdrgn on Mar 21, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
I have very few problems with this car. It handles great on street and highway driving. It gets the ladies. It is very fun to modify if you like to do that. It has a very nice layout for the dash and gauges.
I have a 3000GT. My alarm system had problems and now my dealer said there is no indication with the alarm system that I am activating my alarm (such as horn beeping, lights flashing, etc.). I know th...
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